In last week’s post, I talked about the value of lettering workshops. From an investment standpoint, I highly recommend attending one if you want to take your skills to the next level.
To give you an outside perspective and a better idea of what you can expect, I asked four lettering artists a question specifically on this topic.
Here’s the question I asked:
What’s something you’ve learned at a workshop and how has it impacted your lettering practice/business?
This has helped me streamline my process and allows me to work a bit smarter.”
I found a lot of value in learning hand movements and how to add intentional marks / swashes and ligatures to add balance and aesthetic to the overall word or phrase.”
This has impacted my lettering in that I now think about my compositions very differently. I’ll even look back at my old work and immediately see how a different approach, different swash, or different flourish would’ve really made the piece stand out. No matter how much of an expert you might think you are, there’s always something new to learn from someone else.”
As you can see, the in-person aspect of the workshop played a crucial role for three out of the four artists. For some, the human interaction between student and instructor makes a difference. You won’t be able to find that in an online course, book or even in this blog.
I encourage you to try one for yourself.
Digitize Your Hand-lettered Sketches into Scalable Vectors
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